Little Libraries Project

little library

Shingles painted by community members during the Gottingen 250 Festival will be used to decorate the Little Library in that area.

Little Libraries are popping up around Halifax, thanks to a grassroots group of SIM students and community volunteers calling themselves FYI Halifax. The group began informally through discussions of how libraries and information professionals can be agents of social change, both locally and globally.

Little Free Libraries are an international movement. Neighborhood book exchanges are built and installed by and for communities.

Ideally, they can be art pieces that promote neighborhood pride, and the exchange of books can encourage connections among neighbors.

Agricola library

Halifax’s first Little Library was installed on Agricola during Open Street Sunday last weekend.

The first Little Library in Halifax was installed during Open Street Sunday at the Open Mic House (2539 Agricola Street).

If you are interested in getting involved with the Little Libraries project, you can find FYI on Facebook , follow @FYIHalifax or e-mail fyihalifax@gmail.com.